LibriVox
Forums

* FAQ    * Search
* Login   * Register
It is currently October 22nd, 2017, 10:57 pm


Post new topic Reply to topic  Page 1 of 15  [ 215 posts ] 
Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ... 15  Next

Author Message
Offline
Post Posted:: June 12th, 2017, 4:53 pm 

Joined: July 24th, 2008, 11:48 am
Posts: 2833
Location: Midwest, USA
Note: Sue Anderson is the Book Coordinator for this project, Mary in Kansas is the dedicated proof listener, and TriciaG will MC.

LibriVox 12th Anniversary Collection DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS MONDAY JULY 31 AT MIDNIGHT!

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/librivox-12th-anniversary-collection/

"LibriVox is a hope, an experiment, and a question: can the net harness a bunch of volunteers to bring books in the public domain to life..."
Hugh McGuire, LibriVox's founder, August 9, 2005

This year is the 12th anniversary of our beloved LibriVox. The readings in this collection celebrate that "bunch of volunteers" who make up the worldwide LibriVox community. The readings are held together by their connection to the number "12" or to the words "twelve," "dozen," "midnight," or "noon." The collection is multilingual. The selections, which are chosen by the readers, include fiction, nonfiction, poems, short stories, and articles.

Guidelines:
1) The reading must have the number "12" or the word "twelve," "dozen," "midnight," or "noon" in the title, or relate to the idea of 12 in some way. All languages are ok!

2) The selection must be in the public domain. For clarification of what it means for a work to be "in the public domain," please see this section of the LibriVox Wiki: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Copyright_and_Public_Domain. Please stick to works that run less than 60 minutes.

3) Please limit yourself to one contribution per reader.

4) To sign up for a reading from the "suggestions list," please indicate your choice by posting in this thread; you can also sign up to read a selection you have discovered on your own it by posting in this thread. Selections in green are available; selections in red have been claimed.

4) We will start with 20 sections, and see how it goes from there. The collection will close on July 31, 2017.



Basic Recording Guide: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Newbie_Guide_to_Recording

1. RECORD
  • Be sure to set your recording software to: 44100Hz, 16-bit
  • At the BEGINNING Say: "[Title of Work], by [Author Name]" "This is a Librivox recording, read in honor of the 12th anniversary of LibriVox. All Librivox Recordings are in the public domain. For more information or to volunteer, please visit Librivox.org"
  • At the END, say: "End of [Title], by [Author Name]"
  • If you wish, you may also say: "Read by ... your name.
  • Please leave no more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of your recording. Add 5 seconds of silence at the end of your recording.

2. EDIT and SAVE your file:
  • Need noise-cleaning?Listen to your file through headphones. If you can hear distracting background noise, you may want to clean it up a bit. The latest version of Audacity (Mac/Win) has much improved noise-cleaning. See this LibriVox wiki page for a complete guide. Note: Noisecleaning with old versions of Audacity is not recommended.

  • Save or export your recording to an mp3 file at 128kpbs using the following filename and ID3 tag format:

  • File Name: (all lower case. Please omit a, the, etc from title):
    twelve_titleofwork_authorlastname_yourinitials_128kb.mp3


  • Please keep the file name short. It isn't necessary to put the whole title in the file name - just a word or two. Please omit "a," "the," etc. from the title. Do not put spaces between words. Keep everything lower case. Even your initials should be lower case. The only underscores should be the separations between the twelve, title, author's name, and your initials. There are only 4 underscores in a title!


  • ID3 Tags: (NOTE: ID3 tags are now added automatically during cataloging)

3. SUBMIT your recording:

  • Please upload your finished recording using the LibriVox uploader: http://librivox.org/login/uploader. When your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please copy and post to the current Reader's Wanted: Short Works thread. If you don't post the fact that you've uploaded your recording, the book coordinator won't know that you did it!
    Image
  • If you have trouble reading the image above, please send a private message to any admin.
  • To upload, you'll need to select the MC, which for the 12th Anniversary Collection is TriciaG.
  • If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.

4. POST the following information in this thread:
  • The link you copied from the uploader to your file
  • Source from which you read (i.e. Gutenberg or other etext url. NOTE: If posting a Gutenberg link please provide the link to the download page, e.g. http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/# where # is the PG project number for the book.)
  • Length in minutes.
  • If this is your first Librivox recording, We will also need your name as you would like it to appear on the catalog page and the URL of your homepage if you have one and would like it linked to your name on the catalog page.

5. DEADLINE FOR EDITS on recordings you have submitted:
  • The level of proof listening on this project is "standard." Your recording does not need to be word perfect; we will just proof for "repeated words or passages that the reader likely intended to edit out" and such. For a discussion of the levels of proof listening, please see this Wiki page: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Guide_for_Proof-listeners#Levels_of_Proof-listening.
  • We do ask that you complete any editing requested by the Dedicated Proof Listener within two weeks of the request, or, if you need more time than this, that you post in this thread to request an extension. There’s no shame in this; we’re all volunteers and things happen. Extensions are, however, at the discretion of the Book Coordinator.

Magic Window:



BC Admin

_________________
Sue

Sue's Audio Books
For Variety Visit the Nonfiction Collection


Last edited by Sue Anderson on July 30th, 2017, 7:21 am, edited 8 times in total.

Top
 Profile  
Offline
Post Posted:: June 12th, 2017, 4:53 pm 

Joined: July 24th, 2008, 11:48 am
Posts: 2833
Location: Midwest, USA
:D We're depending on you for suggestions for readings. :D These have been kindly submitted by Mary in Arkansas, Caroline, MaryAnn Spiegel, TriciaG, Veggrower, SkyRider' and commonsparrow3. We'd like to hear from more of you. Please post your 12th anniversary suggestions in this thread.

Readings in green are available.


Readings in red have been claimed.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
:idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea:
----------------------------------------------------------------------------



The Twelve Months, a story for children, translated from the French by E. Dyke.
https://archive.org/stream/TheStrandMagazineAnIllustratedMonthly/TheStrandMagazine1914bVol.XlviiiJul-dec#page/n484/mode/1up


Three Minutes to Twelve (author unknown)
https://archive.org/stream/argosythe34wood#page/369/mode/1up



Twelve Drops from the Sacred Bottle by Edwin H. Blanchard
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc1.b3874449;view=1up;seq=133



The Story of a Landscape During Twelve Months
https://archive.org/stream/TheStrandMagazineAnIllustratedMonthly/TheStrandMagazine1907aVol.XxxiiiJan-jun#page/n107/mode/2up



The Twelfth Guest
https://archive.org/stream/newenglandnunoth00free_0#page/54/mode/1up



The Extra Dozen Eggs by J. B. Hawley
https://archive.org/stream/bm_1922_04#page/n52/mode/1up



Poems

From "The Twelve" by Alexander Blok
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc1.32106014638636;view=1up;seq=165



The Twelve-forty-five (for Edward J. Wheeler) by Joyce Kilmer
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015059379282;view=1up;seq=167



Twelve Good Men and True by Nancy Byrd Turner
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015059379084;view=1up;seq=204



Twelve Loyal Fishermen, another Phantasm of War by Amy Lowell
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015011418632;view=1up;seq=412



Twelve Months in a Row by Annette Wynne (Steigman)
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=coo.31924097879294;view=1up;seq=11



Poetry on Twelve Shillings a Week
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc1.b3035463;view=1up;seq=173


(suggested by RuthieG)





----------------------------------------------
"Twelve Ways to Meet the New Economic Conditions Here in the South"
by George Washington Carver
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=emu.010001066542

(suggested by commonsparrow3)


The Twelve Dancing Princesses
ttps://www.gutenberg.org/files/540/540-h/540-h.htm#link2H_4_0002

(suggested by SkyRider)


The Love Story of Miss Twelve and Captain Seven
https://archive.org/stream/TheStrandMagazineAnIllustratedMonthly/TheStrandMagazine1905bVol.XxxJul-dec#page/n333/mode/2up


Across the Atlantic in a Twelve-Foot Boat
https://archive.org/stream/TheStrandMagazineAnIllustratedMonthly/TheStrandMagazine1901bVol.XxiiJul-dec#page/n223/mode/1up


The Twelve Brothers, or the History of Joseph, by Sidney Babcock
https://archive.org/stream/twelvebrothersor00babc#page/n1/mode/1up



(Suggested by Veggrower)


A dozen dainty recipes for preparing War department canned meats
https://archive.org/details/dozendaintyrecip00scot
About 3100 words from author's bio to the very end.

suggested by TriciaG

Nova Scotia, the land of Evangeline and the tourist's paradise : reached in 12 to 17 hours by the Yarmouth Steamship Co. (1892)
https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/100250407


Sport and work on the Nepaul frontier; or, Twelve years sporting reminiscences of an indigo planter (1878)
James Inglis (1845-1908)
https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/006573827


Trains that met in the blizzard, a composite romance: being a chronicle of the extraordinary adventure of a party of twelve men and one woman in the great American blizzard,...
by Woodward, R. Pitcher.
Published 1896
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=nyp.33433075873699;view=1up;seq=11



Ramrodism! and its fruits in Mendota [Illinois], for the last 12 years. (1870)
https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/100210556



Hands up! in the world of crime, or, 12 years a detective / by Chicago's Famous Dectective Clifton R. Wooldredge [!] (1906)
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=umn.319510020744601



Priscilla juniors' crochet book; models and directions for crocheting adapted to girls from 8 to 12 years (1914)
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=loc.ark:/13960/t2t445r9z;view=1up;seq=3


A Balloon Ascension at Midnight
George Eli Hall, privately printed, 17 pgs, 1902
https://books.google.com/books?id=dUpSAQAAMAAJ


Trip to the "Land of the midnight sun".
by Tiffany, Flavel B. (Flavel Benjamin), 1846-1918.
Published 1905
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015063603859;view=1up;seq=9


The Marsh Wrens' Midnight Song
By: Hunt, Chreswell J
Type: Article
Date: 1904
Publication info: Columbus, Ohio :Wilson Ornithological Society,1894-2005.
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/search?searchTerm=midnight#/sections



Midnight feasts; two hundred & two salads and chafing-dish recipes, by May E. Southworth.(1914)
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=nyp.33433082253299;view=1up;seq=17



The true story of Paul Revere, his midnight ride,
by Gettemy, Charles F. (Charles Ferris), 1868-
Published 1905
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uva.x000512802;view=1up;seq=9



The midnight sky: familiar notes on the stars and planets. By Edwin Dunkin ... With thirty-two star-maps and numerous other illustrations ...
by Dunkin, Edwin, 1821-1898.
Published 1879
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015008198775;view=1up;seq=15





Note: you could pick any one of any of the twelve poets in these 12 sketches:
Twelve English poets : sketches of the lives and selections from the works of the twelve representative English poets from Chaucer to Tennyson / by Blanche Wilder Bellamy. (1900)
https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/100413341


Twelve years in the saddle for law and order on the frontiers of Texas, by Sergeant W. J. L. Sullivan, Texas ranger, Co. B., Frontier battalion. (1909)
https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/008652493


Syllabus of a course of twelve lectures on landmarks of English poetry, from Chaucer to Tennyson. By J. Wight Duff. (1895)
https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/006562428



Rectangular holes in twelve-row punched cards. Washington : Dept. of Commerce, National Bureau of Standards : 1971.
https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/011394588


How to Make $500 Yearly Profit with Twelve Hens." (2nd ed., 1901)
http://dx.doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.35715


Twelve months in Andersonville. On the march--in the battle--in the Rebel prison pens, and at last in God's country. By Lessel Long. (1886)
https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/009573720


Note: These books have interesting bios; you could pick any one bio to read and it would be plenty:

Twelve great passions [by] J.A. Brendon. (1912)
https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/006568862
Subject = "Love" (12 biographies of great romances)

Chapter 11, King George III and Hannah Lightfoot
There are still 11 great passions available in this book!

Twelve great actors. (1900)
https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/001692623


Twelve great actresses. by Edward Robins (1900)
https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/001692624



Twelve great artists, (1900)
https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/007647273


(suggested by Sue)


The twelve wild ducks
http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/8933/pg8933-images.html
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/8653/8653-h/8653-h.htm#18




The twelve huntsmen
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/33571/33571-h/33571-h.htm#THE_TWELVE_HUNTSMEN



The Twelve lost princesses
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/34956/34956-h/34956-h.htm#THE_TWELVE_LOST_PRINCESSES_AND_THE_WIZARD_KING



The Twelve Apostles
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/39266/39266-h/39266-h.htm#the-twelve-apostles



The twelve months
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/33002/33002-h/33002-h.htm#Page_1



Twelve causes of dishonesty, Henry Ward Beecher
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/30392/30392-h/30392-h.htm



The Twelve Tables by Paul R. Coleman-Norton (introduction to Roman Law)
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/14783



Twelve Months with the Eighth Massachusetts Infantry in the Service of the United States
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/52321



Twelve Royal Ladies, by Thomas Y. Crowell Company
https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.87109



Twelve months in Klondike by Kirk, Robert C
https://archive.org/details/twelvemonthsinkl00kirkuoft



Twelve Japanese painters, by Ficke, Arthur Davison, 1883-1945
https://archive.org/details/twelvejapanesepa00fickiala



The League Of Twelve, by Boothby, Guy
https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.514515



The Art Of Conversation Twelve Golden Rules, by Baker,josephine Turck
https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.511847



Twelve months in Peru, by Clark, E. B
https://archive.org/details/t00welvemonthsinpeclarrich



Under Twelve Flags, by Annette Lucile Noble , A. De Mier, Joseph J . Ray
https://archive.org/details/undertwelveflag00raygoog



Twelve noxious weeds, by Bedford, S. A. [Biology!]
https://archive.org/details/cihm_81775



Not Ten but Twelve!, by Smith, William Benjamin [was this done for the 10 year collection? TriciaG says "Yes, she read it." ]
https://archive.org/details/jstor-1641385[/color]




Poetry: (I think the source is PD, but you might want to check with Tricia to be sure she agrees)
Twelfth Night: Or, King And Queen. By Robert Herrick
http://www.public-domain-poetry.com/robert-herrick/twelfth-night-or-king-and-queen-19253



The Twelve-Forty-Five By Alfred Joyce Kilmer (Joyce)
http://www.public-domain-poetry.com/alfred-joyce-kilmer/twelve-forty-five-21644



Twelve Months After By Siegfried Loraine Sassoon
http://www.public-domain-poetry.com/siegfried-loraine-sassoon/twelve-months-after-30401



From A Shropshire Lad, by A.E. Housman, - XXV -This time of year a twelvemonth past,
http://www.theotherpages.org/poems/housm03.html#25



Rhapsody on a Windy Night by T.S. Eliot, first line: Twelve O'Clock. [This may be a stretch, as the poem title does not contain a reference to 12]
http://www.theotherpages.org/poems/eliot02.html#3



Twelve profitable sonnets, by MacMechan, Archibald, 1862-1933 (short enough to read them all in 1 section)
https://archive.org/details/cihm_76582



MaryAnn




poem Wanted, twelve pairs of stockings
https://archive.org/details/auntcalliessunse00unse (pg.44)


The twelve months
https://archive.org/details/goodstoriesforgr00olco (pg 9)


History of the Scottish expedition to Norway in 1612 by Thomas Michell
https://archive.org/details/historyscottish00michgoog[/color]

The Great Riots of New York, 1712 to 1873 by Joel Tyler Headley
https://archive.org/details/thegreatriotsofn06856gut


The Naval War of 1812 by Theodore Roosevelt
http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/9104/pg9104-images.html


Napoleon's Letters to Josephine 1796-1812 by Emperor of French Napoleon I
https://archive.org/details/napoleonsletters00napoiala


The Diary of a Resurrectionist, 1811-1812 by James Blake Bailey
https://www.gutenberg.org/files/32614/32614-h/32614-h.htm


Trailing the Bolshevicki: Twelve Thousand Miles with the Allies in Siberia
https://archive.org/details/trailingthebolsh008348mbp


Twelve Thousand Miles Over Land and Sea or Wanderings in Europe
https://archive.org/details/twelvethousandmi00hutt


The Great Pacific Coast: Twelve Thousand Miles in the Golden West
https://archive.org/stream/greatpacificcoa00enocgoog#page/n10/mode/2up


Twelve Scots Trials
https://archive.org/details/twelvescotstrial00roug


Twelve Miles from a Lemon
https://archive.org/stream/twelvemilesfroml00hami#page/n0/mode/2up


A Beautiful Rebel: A Romance of Upper Canada in 1812
https://archive.org/details/beautifulrebelro00camp


National Society of United States Daughters of 1812
https://archive.org/stream/reportofworkofna01nati#page/n0/mode/2up


Twelve Hundred Miles in a Waggon
https://archive.org/stream/twelvehundredmi00balfgoog#page/


How France Built Her Cathedrals: A Study in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries
https://www.gutenberg.org/files/41687/41687-h/41687-h.htm


Barbarossa; An Historical Novel of the XII Century. by Conrad von Bolanden
https://www.gutenberg.org/files/41687/41687-h/41687-h.htm


Arbuthnotiana: The Story of the St. Alb-ns Ghost (1712) A Catalogue of Dr
https://www.gutenberg.org/files/41290/41290-h/41290-h.htm


Twelve Men by Theodore Dreiser .
https://www.gutenberg.org/files/14717/14717-h/14717-h.htm


The Voyages of William Baffin. 1612-1622
https://archive.org/stream/voyageswilliamb01baffgoog#page/n0/mode/2up


The White Ladies of Worcester a Romance of the Twelfth Century
http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/16368/pg16368-images.html


Mary in Arkasas and Caroline
------------------------------

Let's not forget that the anniversary collections are multilingual! :!:
Here's something for the Latinists at LibriVox:
:) SUETONIUS, The Twelve Caesars. in Latin, with English translation, the Loeb Library Classics:

https://archive.org/details/L031SuetoniusTheLivesOfTheCaesarsI
https://archive.org/details/L038SuetoniusTheLivesOfTheCaesarsII


And here are some suggestions in Portuguese and Spanish:

Portuguese:


Os Doze de Inglaterra (poema), 1902
Teófilo Braga (1843-1924)
https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/001722155
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Te%C3%B3filo_Braga
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Twelve_of_England




Descripçâo de Serra-Leôa e seus contornos, escripta em doze cartas
Joaquim César de Figaniére e Morão, 1822
https://books.google.com/books?id=k8ENAAAAQAAJ


----------------
Spanish:


Doce leyendas,1877
Francisco Sosa Escalante
https://archive.org/details/doceleyendasdef00sosagoog
https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francisco_Sosa_Escalante

_________________
Sue

Sue's Audio Books
For Variety Visit the Nonfiction Collection


Last edited by Sue Anderson on July 28th, 2017, 7:00 am, edited 52 times in total.

Top
 Profile  
Offline
Post Posted:: June 12th, 2017, 4:53 pm 

Joined: July 24th, 2008, 11:48 am
Posts: 2833
Location: Midwest, USA
:birthday: :birthday: :thumbs: :9: :birthday: :thumbs:

The LibriVox 12th Anniversary Song is launched, with lyrics by Maria Kasper (commonsparrow3)!

Check out how to sing along here: viewtopic.php?f=24&t=66283

Lyrics:

Do you remember how at first
To LibriVox you found your way?
What was the book that brought you here,
And made you want to stay?
The first you heard?
The first you read?
The first that got stuck in your head?

Chorus:
Happy Birthday, LibriVox!
A dozen years of books galore!
Wishing you, dear LibriVox,
A dozen dozen more!

Some have been here since the dawn,
The founding crew, the lucky few.
Most of us came later on,
But we are lucky, too!
We found somewhere
To freely share
The books we love with folks who care!

(Repeat Chorus)

Together we have learned about
Audacity and microphones.
When copyright gives us a doubt
We know we're not alone.
For here are lent
From many lands
Encouragement and helping hands!

(Repeat Chorus)

While I drive to work each day,
A book helps make my journey fly.
When to sleep I drift away,
A book's my lullaby.
You read to me,
I read to you.
I'm glad I joined this merry crew!

(Repeat Chorus)

_________________
Sue

Sue's Audio Books
For Variety Visit the Nonfiction Collection


Last edited by Sue Anderson on July 3rd, 2017, 6:45 am, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
Offline
Post Posted:: June 12th, 2017, 5:40 pm 
LibriVox Admin Team

Joined: June 15th, 2008, 10:30 pm
Posts: 36535
Location: Toronto, ON (but Minnesotan to age 32)
MW is set up. I haven't added Mary as DPL because I don't know her forum name. :?:


Top
 Profile  
Offline
Post Posted:: June 12th, 2017, 6:48 pm 

Joined: July 24th, 2008, 11:48 am
Posts: 2833
Location: Midwest, USA
TriciaG wrote:
MW is set up. I haven't added Mary as DPL because I don't know her forum name. :?:

Mary's forum name is "mmhbook."

Thanks,

_________________
Sue

Sue's Audio Books
For Variety Visit the Nonfiction Collection


Top
 Profile  
Offline
Post Posted:: June 12th, 2017, 10:16 pm 
LibriVox Admin Team

Joined: September 16th, 2012, 7:07 pm
Posts: 11563
Location: Oregon, United States
Let's get this party underway... I'll read The Twelve Men by G.K. Chesterton.
Lynne

_________________
Help us finish:

The Last Egyptian 7 sections remaining

Flower Patch Among The Hills 7 sections remaining


Top
 Profile  
Offline
Post Posted:: June 13th, 2017, 5:03 am 
LibriVox Admin Team

Joined: June 15th, 2008, 10:30 pm
Posts: 36535
Location: Toronto, ON (but Minnesotan to age 32)
Mary's in as DPL. 8-)


Top
 Profile  
Offline
Post Posted:: June 13th, 2017, 6:15 am 

Joined: July 5th, 2014, 1:57 pm
Posts: 3537
Location: Arrethtrae
Is there going to be a song this year? Something along the lines of the 12 Days of Christmas might work :)

_________________
Adele
New!! Unto Caesar
Corporal Cameron
Dusty Diamonds
Dash for Khartoum

Spanish Brothers DR


Top
 Profile  
Offline
Post Posted:: June 13th, 2017, 6:43 am 

Joined: August 7th, 2016, 6:39 pm
Posts: 1040
I found this lovely "play-let" as part of this collection:

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/1870/1870-h/1870-h.htm

The Baker's Dozen
from Reginald in Russia, and Other Sketches
by Saki (H. H. Munro)

I don't know if we're really wanting to mess with a dramatic reading as part of a collection, but it is very short and very funny. There are three roles and stage directions.

_________________
Devorah Allen

Journal of Francis Asbury, second Methodist bishop and traveling preacher in America from 1771-1815
Religion: Mushrooms on the Moor by Frank Boreham (died 1959)
Fantasy: The Double Life of Mr. Alfred Burton


Top
 Profile  
Offline
Post Posted:: June 13th, 2017, 6:48 am 

Joined: August 7th, 2016, 6:39 pm
Posts: 1040
If you do want to do the play-let, I'll read for Mrs. Carewe. I'll also volunteer to edit it together, as I'd like to get my feet wet with that kind of editing, and this is such a short piece.

_________________
Devorah Allen

Journal of Francis Asbury, second Methodist bishop and traveling preacher in America from 1771-1815
Religion: Mushrooms on the Moor by Frank Boreham (died 1959)
Fantasy: The Double Life of Mr. Alfred Burton


Top
 Profile  
Offline
Post Posted:: June 13th, 2017, 7:18 am 

Joined: July 24th, 2008, 11:48 am
Posts: 2833
Location: Midwest, USA
:D :D
AdeledePignerolles wrote:
Is there going to be a song this year? Something along the lines of the 12 Days of Christmas might work :)


Hi Adele and everyone,

Our songstress (composer and director) last year was Maria Kasper (commonsparrow3). She and I have been talking about the 12th anniversary song over the past couple of days by PM. If you look at the signature of Maria's forum posts, you will find this message from her: "Due to a family situation, I will not have time to record for LibriVox for awhile. But I do check in about once a week just to see what's new. So if anyone contacts me, I will respond, though perhaps not immediately."

Family, caregiving, worry ... we've all been there... It can be hard... and lonely. Maria wrote me that it had been a long while since she'd had time to record for LV and that she missed LV "more than she could say." Then she added that maybe, just maybe she could find time to compose a song... and she asked me to give her a couple of weeks to think about it, maybe find a tune... If not, she would "bow out and leave the song to someone else."

Last year's song was the highlight of our anniversary celebration :clap: Take a listen!
https://archive.org/details/11thanniversarycollection_1608_librivox

So, this is what I would like to do. For now, let's all tell Maria we miss her at LibriVox :D , and let's pass along to her as many "song suggestions" (lyrics too) as we can come up with to help her out!

So, anyone, ideas for songs or lyrics, please post them here and I'll be sure Maria sees them. . ..

_________________
Sue

Sue's Audio Books
For Variety Visit the Nonfiction Collection


Last edited by Sue Anderson on June 13th, 2017, 9:26 am, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
Offline
Post Posted:: June 13th, 2017, 7:32 am 

Joined: July 24th, 2008, 11:48 am
Posts: 2833
Location: Midwest, USA
Lynnet wrote:
Let's get this party underway... I'll read The Twelve Men by G.K. Chesterton.
Lynne


Lynne, Thanks for starting off the collection! :)

_________________
Sue

Sue's Audio Books
For Variety Visit the Nonfiction Collection


Top
 Profile  
Offline
Post Posted:: June 13th, 2017, 8:51 am 

Joined: November 28th, 2015, 7:47 am
Posts: 961
Location: Florida
I'll do:
CHAPTER XII.
https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/45631
Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup

_________________
My previous LV work: Bellona Times


Top
 Profile  
Offline
Post Posted:: June 13th, 2017, 9:09 am 

Joined: July 24th, 2008, 11:48 am
Posts: 2833
Location: Midwest, USA
mightyfelix wrote:
If you do want to do the play-let, I'll read for Mrs. Carewe. I'll also volunteer to edit it together, as I'd like to get my feet wet with that kind of editing, and this is such a short piece.



Hi Mightyfelix, I read the playlet you've suggested, and it is funny; a few of the lines being funny in particular because of the way they run up against the changing mores of our own age. I'd like to see the play in the anniversary collection, but please let me run the idea by our MC Tricia first, since I don't have any personal experience doing plays. The way we handled the song last year was to start it as a separate project, (which provided the place to edit the several singer's voices into a cohesive whole) and then Tricia combined the file from the song and the files from the spoken reads into a single unit for the catalog collection. That might work for your playlet. Let me talk to her and post a bit later, ok?

- -- - - --------------------------------------------
From the Playlet "The Baker's Dozen"

Mrs. P.-P.: Mrs. Carewe, this conversation strikes me as being indelicate, to say the least of it. I’ve only been married two and a half years, and my family is naturally a small one.

Maj.: Isn’t it rather an exaggeration to talk of one little female child as a family? A family suggests numbers.

Mrs. P.-P.: Really, Major, you language is extraordinary. I dare say I’ve only got a little female child, as you call it, at present—

Maj.: Oh, it won’t change into a boy later on, if that’s what you’re counting on. Take our word for it; we’ve had so much more experience in these affairs than you have. Once a female, always a female. Nature is not infallible, but she always abides by her mistakes.

_________________
Sue

Sue's Audio Books
For Variety Visit the Nonfiction Collection


Top
 Profile  
Offline
Post Posted:: June 13th, 2017, 9:27 am 

Joined: July 24th, 2008, 11:48 am
Posts: 2833
Location: Midwest, USA
VfkaBT wrote:
I'll do:
CHAPTER XII.
https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/45631
Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup


Thank you, BT. :) This will be an excellent addition to the collection!

_________________
Sue

Sue's Audio Books
For Variety Visit the Nonfiction Collection


Top
 Profile  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 215 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ... 15  Next



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], Yahoo [Bot] and 28 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group